The Ranch Golf Club

4.3957000000 4.4 stars from 5 (139)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7174 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 65 Sunnyside Rd, Southwick, MA 01077
  • (866) 790-9333, (413) 569-9333
  • (413) 569-9330
  • theranchgolfclub.com
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Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Damian Pascuzzo (2001)
Type: Public
Greens: L-93, G-2, and A-4 Bentgrass
Fairways: Providence, Putter, Imperial and Southshore Bentgrass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 20 grass stations
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Bathing attire, cut off shorts, halter-tops, tube tops, tank tops, and similar types of recreational wear are not considered proper dress on the golf course.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7174 yards 75.0 139
Blue 72 6588 yards 71.8 133
White 72 6103 yards 69.6 130
White (W) 72 6103 yards 75.9 138
Gold (W) 72 4983 yards 69.7 125
Gold 72 4983 yards 64.5 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 139 Reviews
5 stars:
85
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

131 out of 138 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"great value"


bruin24bruin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very nice golf course , outstanding views of the pioneer valley. very well manicured and challenging


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004167398's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Day"


u3170941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was perfect, and playing golf with my son at The Ranch is a superb experience. There are few things in life better than a day at this course with a great kid! The course, the carts and the beauty of The Ranch are hard to beat!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



joeny19's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome experience"


pamjuliano's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is awesome--challenging and fun. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. we were allowed to go out as a twosome and enjoy the day. I would go back again and again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



hsg1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were very fast. They were not really green either. Like putting on glass


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Must play"


u000005597379's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic layout and a great day fee facility.

Conditions were "private course" or better. The layout has a combination feel of a links course on early and finishing holes and a Mountain course on the interior. Wide open fairways early followed by elevation changes and tree lined level fairways on the top of the rise. I turly think this is one of the very best layouts in Western Mass including Taconic and by far the best day fee course. This is a must play for any serious golfer and worth a trip as a destination course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Ranch Golf Club on 02/14/2017:

Hey "u000005597379" thank you so much for the endorsement! We sincerely appreciate all of the kind words about the course and we hope to see you again soon!

"Rainy Ranch"


hybie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1st time played, got T time on golf now.com, nice midweek price. A light rain fell on and off so it wasn't that busy which made for an enjoyable pace of play. The course set in the rolling hills of the pioneer valley has some scenic vistas. From a distance the club house complex could easily be the subject of a landscape artist. Conditions were good, however the fairways showed some wear of a busy season. Blind T shots, hidden greens and punitive geography seem to make this course challenging from any T box. As I played back down to the clubhouse through the last few holes I thought how the valley is filled with a variety of good fun courses. From the Crumpim fox up north to Hickory, Chucopee, Ledges in the central, the Springfield Muni's in the city and the Crests the Oak, St A's and Ranch in the south, just to name a few. Being somewhat new to the game (4th full yr) it's nice to not have to go to far to experience some fun, affordable, quality golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/06/2017

Hey "hybie" thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We look forward to having you back out here again when we open back up!


"Great Golfing"


aserella1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition even though there hasn't been much rain. Pace was a little slow (5 hr round) but that being said it was very busy because it was a beautiful fall day. Love playing at this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/06/2017

Hey "aserella1" thank you for the 5* review! We are glad that you got to play on a beautiful day and hope to see you out here when we open back up!


"Indian Summer Day"


tbsides's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a terrific course which I enjoy immensely, but it has gotten heavy play , so there are lots of divots in the fairways, and the greens are in less than perfect shape as too many golfers have not repaired their ball marks. I played as a single, and it took 8 holes of waiting at every hole before the 4some in front of me invited me to play through.......with at least 3 holes open in front of them. Pro shop was great getting me out on the course 40 minutes earlier than my scheduled tee time from GolfNow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/06/2017

Hey "tbsides" thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate the kind words about our staff and hope to see you again soon!


"Very scenic"


carty1940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout with lots of variety allowing for use of all your clubs.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/06/2017

Hey "carty1940" thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy you enjoyed the layout and hope to see you again soon!


"Slow play"


mbarrett1957's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very slow play and no ranger on the course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/06/2017

Hey "mbarrett1957" we apologize that you were not happy with the pace of play but we hope to see you when we open back up!


"Decent course"


manderson2228's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Not a great course but not bad. I wasn't blown away at the condition of the course vs other courses in the area for a third of the price. Liked the layout, and the it was a nice looking course. Greens rolled good and fair. Greens fees seem high on the weekend close to 100$ This is a 45-65$ course in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging and beautiful New England golf"


brian5224613's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing at The Ranch since it opened and have watched the course mature. The only reason I gave course conditions a Good was that the greens were recently aerated (but didn't impact putting too much, hitting into the greens it checked because they were soft). The fairways, rough and traps were in great condition. The rough (grasses) were in great condition as well and the improvements in the last year to where they let the grasses grow were much appreciated from a visual standpoint. Plenty of water on course, electric carts and practice facilities were helpful on the overall experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2016

Hey "brian5224613" thank you so much for the 5* review! We apologize that you played right after aeration but are glad that you enjoyed the rest of the course! We hope you come see us again soon!


"Fun course."


James2418751's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would have given the course 5 stars but the greens had just been aerated and it had an impact on the round. Otherwise, course was great. Staff was fantastic. I will definitely play the course again once the greens return to normal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2016

Hey "James2418751" thank you for the positive words about our staff! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you soon!


"Where did that Picture come from???"


Matthew3304221's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

That's not the ranch BTW. But the course it excellent. A few elevation changes on some hole detract just a hare from overall course but it is a total winner IMHO. I travel an hour to play this course when I do.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2016

Hey "Matthew3304221' we appreciate the 5* review! We are flattered that you make an hour trip all the way to the course! Come see us again soon.


Commented on 08/27/2016

So they have changed and added the proper pictures from the actual ranch


Commented on 08/27/2016

that's the 16th hole


"Great Course!"


po2571's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely will go back many more times


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2016

Hey "po2571" we look forward to seeing you soon!


"Great Course, Great deal, Go play!"


dgsmith09's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Ranch has everything you need in a course. Some challenging holes, some scoring holes, great views, great conditions, and a very nice facility. It's worth the money - try to find the deals online - makes it even better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2016

Hey "dgsmith09" thank you so much for the positive review! We appreciate all the kind words about the course and hope to see you again soon!


"Happy golfer"


uCHJN1834CH's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was a in great shape. People playing need to take care of greens. There were marks from people dragging their feet and I fixed a ton of ball marks. I paid a fantastic price and I gladly fixed many marks on each green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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